Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department’

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SLO County infant contracts measles


An infant contracted measles after coming in contact with the first person in San Luis Obispo County to recently contract the virus, public health officials have announced. Last week, SLO County Public Health officials announced... (Continue reading)

CMC sewage spill contaminates Chorro Creek


The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Saturday that 2,000 gallons of sewage spilled from the California Men’s Colony, with an unknown amount contaminating Chorro Creek. [Tribune] The sewage leaked into the creek... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts measles


San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have confirmed a local resident has contracted measles. The patient is an adult who was not vaccinated against the disease and who came in contact with international travelers... (Continue reading)

Two patients die after flu outbreak at Arroyo Grande nursing facility


Two patients died following an outbreak of an influenza virus at an Arroyo Grande senior care facility. Officials have not released the identity of the deceased patients nor the specific causes of death. [KSBY] In... (Continue reading)

8 Zika virus cases on the Central Coast


Health officials have confirmed a total of eight cases of the Zika virus in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Seven of the eight locals who contracted the virus are Santa Barbara County residents.... (Continue reading)

Woman’s apparent epileptic seizure leads to county confinement


By KAREN VELIE For more than three weeks, a woman found dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia in the creek behind Central Coast Brewery has been confined in the San Luis Obispo County mental health ward.... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts Zika virus


Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in San Luis Obispo County. A person who lives in North County contracted Zika while visiting a part of Mexico where the virus has... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled


By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in SLO wells


The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health recently found a toxic compound in six of 10 wells tested in the Buckley Road area near the SLO airport. Of those, four wells had levels... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student did not die from bacterial meningitis

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Reports that a Cal Poly student likely died last week from bacterial meningitis are incorrect, the San Luis Obispo County’s Public Health Department announced Friday. Sophomore Nicholas Reid Brown, 20, died while visiting his family... (Continue reading)

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